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Professor in Architectural Lighting Design

Deadline: 15.12.2019

The Faculty of Health- and Social Sciences / Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design have a vacancy for the position as Professor in Architectural Lighting Design

About the position

University of South-Eastern Norway

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

The Faculty of Health- and Social Sciences has a vacancy for a three-year 100% position as professor in Architectural Lighting Design, for the period from 01.06.2020 to 01.06.2023. The appointment can be extended, but that presupposes external financing.

The position is affiliated with the Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design and co-affiliated with the Department of Science and Industry Systems at the Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences. The immediate superior is the Head of the Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design and the place of employment is Kongsberg.

Responsibilities and duties

Architectural Lighting Design at University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) promotes a multidisciplinary perspective on human needs and sustainability, ranging from perception to systems development and technology implementation. The successful applicant will have a leading role in bridging different disciplines at USN – Kongsberg: Architectural Lighting Design, Systems Engineering and Optometry with an aim to design and study urban light spaces at night and to research on how to optimize such designs from perspectives related to both person-oriented engagement and environmental sustainability.

The employment involves both research and lecturing/supervision at both basic and advanced level within the Architectural Lighting Design program.

The role of the educator includes supervision, teaching and mentoring of students including examination, course responsibility, and program development. The area of architectural lighting design is central to USN’s development of Master programs within visual sciences and the Faculty of health and social sciences’ PhD program. It is expected that the appointed professor in Architectural Lighting Design will contribute actively to the development of post graduate programs. The successful applicant will be the supervisor for two PhD candidates who will carry out research related to urban lighting design.

Research topics include architectural lighting design, person-oriented design, and systems development for safety, sustainability and human needs.

The successful applicant is expected to be actively engaged in the field of architectural lighting design, to contribute to the further development of existing and new external partnership, and to contribute to the development of national and international networks. The appointed professor shall initiate and lead research programs in close collaboration with international and USN researchers.

The position may involve teaching at all levels of the educational cycle within your department, and at other departments.

For the University, distance learning and e-learning are target areas, and the candidate must therefore be able to provide supervision and teaching via digital media.

Qualifications

Professor with a PhD and a research portfolio within architectural lighting design, preferably with a focus on the urban environment and a methodological background that allows for design and evaluation of how particular designs may affect engagement, activity and behaviour.

The successful applicant should have a broad and solid background and research expertise in architectural lighting design and/or intelligent lighting, person oriented design and/or systems engineering. He/she must be able to document expertise in one or more areas of research.

Co-operation between staff members is an integrated part of the working atmosphere at the University of South-Eastern Norway. The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively within a team and in a collegiate manner to formulate and realise common objectives. Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

For employment as a Professor, a scientific level is required in accordance with established international or national standards.

The successful applicant must have an excellent command of written and spoken English. It may be considered an advantage that the applicant also master at least one Scandinavian language, but it is not a requisite.

Educational competence and quality development

Teaching at the University shall be based on research, in terms of both teaching practice and content. As such, we aim to recruit teachers who have experience from and demonstrate the motivation to focus on the development of teaching practice and the interaction between teaching and research, in order to promote learning.

In accordance with the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts, the University of South-Eastern Norway has established requirements that applicants for the posts of Professor must be able to document skills in university and university college level pedagogy, subject didactics and digital competencies.

On this basis, it is assumed that applicants can document educational skills through successfully completed university-level educational programmes of study or equivalent courses with a minimum of 200 hours of work and that they have developed fundamental skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision at a university or university college level.

Alternatively, documentation is required to demonstrate educational skills through a combination of relevant courses and practical teaching that are deemed to be equivalent to a programme of study with a minimum of 200 hours of study.

It is assumed that applicants for posts as Professor at the University, when presenting an educational portfolio or folder, can document the following:

- Development in the quality of their own teaching over time.

- Extensive experience of supervision, preferably at Master’s and PhD level.

- Participation in development of educational quality within the scholarly community.

See further description of how educational skills should be documented in applications under How to apply.

Applicants who are unable to document educational competence in line with the University’s criteria may be appointed on the condition that they qualify within two (2) years. Courses in university and university college level pedagogy will be offered.

When assessing applicants, emphasis will be placed on:

- Scientific and educational qualifications

- Professional competence and scientific production within architectural lighting design and/or intelligent lighting, person oriented design and/or systems engineering- Ability to obtain external funds

- Research management, participation and research projects and research dissemination

- Experience from research-driven innovation and industry collaboration- Other relevant competence

- Personal suitability and motivation for the post

We offer

  • Exciting and educational academic environment with stimulating work.
  • Good opportunities for competence and career development.
  • Inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues.
  • Good pension scheme and favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Employee benefits, including opportunity to exercise during working hours.

Salary

Professor (code 1013): NOK 667.200 – 934.800 per year (LT 72 – 85). Salary grade according to seniority and competence. A higher salary may be considered in special circumstances. The statutory amount for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the salary.

Other information

The appointing body is the appointments committee for teaching and research posts at the University of South-Eastern Norway. An expert committee will assess the applications. Based on the committee’s recommendations, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.

The person appointed must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply at any given time to the post.

According to its human resources policy, the University of South-Eastern Norway targets a balanced gender composition and aims to recruit persons with a background as an immigrant. The University contributes to the Inkluderingsdugnaden (a voluntary scheme to promote inclusion), and it is our aim that our employees, to the fullest extent possible, shall reflect the diversity of the general population. We therefore also encourage qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for the post. The University will facilitate the workplace for employees with disabilities.

Pursuant to section 25, 2nd paragraph of the Freedom of Information Act, information on the applicant may be disclosed even if the applicant has requested not be included on the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified if such requests are not allowed.

Contact information

For more detailed information on the post, please contact:

at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences – Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design..

How to apply

The University of South-Eastern Norway makes use of online application management. Applicants to the post must register their application and CV with enclosures online via the Jobbnorge recruitment portal by clicking on the link on the right-hand side – “Søk stillingen” (Apply for the post).

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

  • certified copies of diplomas from a university college/university and certificates
  • scientific publications (up to 15 for applicants for Professor)
  • list of scientific publications
  • list of appendices documenting consolidated educational competence, including documentation of courses successfully completed in university-level pedagogy (or equivalent) with at least 200 hours of study or a systematic and consolidated presentation/educational folder or portfolio documenting the completion of equivalent courses with a minimum of 200 hours of work and skills work in the areas of planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision
  • educational portfolio or folder, documenting:
    • Development in the quality of own teaching over time.
    • Extensive experience of supervision, preferably at Master’s and PhD level.
    • Participation in development of educational quality within the scholarly community.
  • contact information for three references

Please note that all documents must be in English. Any translations must be certified.

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